President Biden's support among Black voters has dropped significantly since 2020, and his supporters are beginning to blame the change on "disinformation."
The Democratic Party in South Carolina, where the Black vote essentially saved Biden's candidacy in the 2020 primary, launched a program seeking to "educate" the state's Black voters this month. Party officials went on a 30-stop bus tour of the state in an effort to close "the information gap" among Black voters.
"I think there’s a lot of disinformation out there," Democratic National Committee Chairman Jaime Harrison told NOTUS. "There are a lot of folks who don’t want this president for whatever reason, and I think some foreign and some domestic. They don’t want the record to be straight in terms of what this president has done and accomplished."
"We needed to educate our voters and create a space for our candidates to come talk about their record," Christale Spain, the Democratic Party chair in South Carolina, told the outlet. "That’s really why we launched this historic effort, to fill what I feel is an information gap and not an enthusiasm gap."
Democrats argue Black voters need to be taught about what they say are Biden's major successes, pointing to the Inflation Reduction Act, student loan forgiveness and other issues.
According to a USA Today/Suffolk University poll released in January, Biden's support among Black voters has fallen to just 63%, down from the 92% that Pew Research Center data shows he won in the 2020 presidential election. His support among Hispanic voters is down to 34% from 59%.... (Read more)
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